Seahorses are common inhabitants of Sanibel's seagrass beds. 

Seahorses are common inhabitants of Sanibel's seagrass beds. 

On March 1st from 9 AM – 12 PM, Sanibel Sea School will host a course about our local seagrass ecosystems for adult students, focusing specifically on the seagrass beds located under the Sanibel Causeway bridges.

“Often we don’t think about what’s under the bridge when we drive over it,” said Nicole Finnicum, the Sea School’s Director of Education, “but there are rich seagrass beds teeming with life right there, and they play an important role in Sanibel’s larger ecosystem. This class will offer a whole new perspective on our causeway islands.”

During the class, Sanibel Sea School’s marine educators will use a seine net to give students an opportunity to take a closer look at some of the creatures that call seagrass home. “We might catch crabs, fish, live shells, and possibly even a seahorse or two,” said Finnicum. She added that students are welcome to wade out to the seagrass beds or stay on shore.

Sanibel Sea School is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the ocean’s future, one person at a time. To learn more and register, visit or call (239) 472-8585.